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Mini Reviews

Good Year
Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe pair again, for a gentle stroll. A mechanical man always after money gets to spend a week in a French chateau - after discovering the joy of a deliberate country life and the prospect of a budding love he ditches his high-speed London life. A feel good movie that really feels good at the end.

Hot Fuzz
The IMDb rank for this movie misled me - a slim plot and slapstick comedy can only help a screenplay so much. A gang of villains disguised as innocuous villagers try to clean up miscreants (read: kill em all) so that they consistently receive the best village award. This movie is about 1 hour long. Recommended for insomniacs.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
I curse myself for making an entry for this movie in the Mini Review category. A magnificent love story without any cliches at all. A shy and introvert Jim Carrey (think about that for a couple of seconds) and the crazy out-going Kate Winslet fall in love, fight, break-up and then .... The genius of Charlie Kauffman's screenplay is in his daring originality.

The Pianist
A story that must have been very personal for Roman Polanski, the Polish director who escaped the Nazi camps. The journey of a pianist through the tough years of occupation told with deceptive simplicity without any manipulation. Adrien Brody in the lead role adorns the story with a magnificent performance.

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